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Catalina Island Casino Ballroom

Address: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310 510 2000
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Ranked #11 of 63 Activities in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and...
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Type: Historic Sites, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and romantic about Catalina Island. The one-of-a-kind venue is simply stunning inside, outside, and all around. If the meticulously decorated walls could talk, they’d tell countless stories of romance and celebration gathered from decades of memorable events. The immense, Deco-themed ballroom is large enough to contain weddings, large meetings or lectures or musical events. The Casino has retained its signature lavish style: a stunning medley of rose-hued walls, an arching, 50-foot ceiling with five Tiffany chandeliers, an elevated stage, raised seating areas surrounding the wooden dance floor, and a vintage full-service bar anchoring the back. A sweeping veranda surrounds the ballroom with stunning 360-degree views of Avalon Bay.

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Richardson, Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
44 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The Casino ballroom tour with tour guide Rebecca is interesting in this very historic building. Please note the walk up multiple ball park like stairs to the ballroom

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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119 reviews 119 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Mr. Wrigley did a phenomenal job of building this building. He definitely spared no expense. Gorgeous murals Tiffany lighting,gold leaf, silver leaf decorations and beautiful black walnut paneling, wood inlays. Definitely a must see.

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Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Tour docent Rebecca did a good job of showing us around the casino, this attraction is more suited to people with a high level of interest in architecture and history.

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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We took a behind the scenes tour of the Casino Ballroom. CBS during 1940s use to broadcast big bands from Catalina. We were taken to the private viewing room; camera projection room; ballroom and behind the stage. Casino Ballroom is a must for travellers who love archietecture.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Step back in time to a by gone era, the authentic "roaring twenties" has been well preserved for you to enjoy. A great activity for all ages, the tours are interesting and informative. The architecture is unique and unmatched. William Wrigley created an entertainment escape for mainlanders decades ago to be enjoyed and savored for future generations. The "Great White... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We arrived a little early, there was an organist playing the organ, I think from the 1920's. Glade we were early, just for that and very fun to see a movie in this venue. Worth to go for any movie!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Love the art and history in such a beautiful setting. Even the kids appreciated it. Could be booked for a private party as well.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We booked the behind the scenes tour. It was extremely interesting. Did not know anything about this pace before going and glad that we did. They have plans to enlarge the museum area and the grounds surrounding it, which will make it even better.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

You must go see this iconic building with the great ballroom upstairs and the theatre below, all decorated in a wonderful example of period Art Deco style.

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Des Moines, IA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

When they say Casino, most of us think Vegas...Catalina Island Casino ballroom was built in the mid 1920's by the Wrigley, think gum, family as a gathering place, which is what casino means here. Think all over the top Moorish architecture mixed in with Art Deco, you get the ideal. Views of the bay from the top floor are great... More 

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